Catford Bus Garage celebrated its centenary on Saturday (May 10) by opening its doors to the public.
There were vintage and unusual buses for visitors to ride on, as well as an exhibition telling the story of London’s buses, a London Transport Museum pop-up shop and family activities.
The garage, in Bromley Road, first opened in 1914 but was briefly commandeered by the government’s War Department to repair buses for six years during the First World War.
A fleet of 152 buses serve 17 routes from the garage, which currently has 450 staff and is run by Stagecoach.
Garage open days are being held throughout London to mark TfL’s Year of the Bus which celebrates the role of buses, bus drivers and staff who keep the capital moving.
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